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Lecture Overview

Antidepressant medicines are one of our most commonly prescribed medicines. In older adults, we must be aware of the possibility of profound side effects that are particularly potent to this vulnerable group. This session will highlight the issues surrounding the prescription of antidepressants.

Educators

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Louis Roller

Louis has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for 56 years. He was on the Pharmacy Board of Victoria for 22 years, has significantly contributed to many editions of various pharmaceutical compendia including the Therapeutic Guidelines. He has been and is on the editorial Board of the Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook and has contributed significantly to all three editions of Mosby’s Dictionary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge and writes articles on Disease state Management. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, as well the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. He still lectures to pharmacy undergraduates on a number of topics. He has particular interests in drug interactions and pharmacogenomics and William Shakespeare. He has served as a committee member of Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Victorian Branch since 2008. In 2012, he was made a life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association and in 2014, he was awarded the life-long achievement award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. His current activities (as well as the above) include singing in a choir, visiting schools re bullying (Courage to Care) giving talks to U3A groups and appropriate accommodation groups. He is a proud member of the Australian Skeptics. See Educator Profile

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Kay Johnson
31 May 2019

Excellent reference

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Jianxiang Li
31 May 2019

good

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Renata Wissmann
30 May 2019

Great information

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Maria Elizabeth Pombuena
30 May 2019

It is very informative and useful to my nursing practice.

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beverley Taylor
27 May 2019

Very well done enjoyed all the content

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Pamela Goodman
26 May 2019

This was very informative resource for bringing a better understanding of anti depressants drugs.

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Kaung Lynn
26 May 2019

great and informative.

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Michelle Willis
25 May 2019

Good

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Kerry Ross
25 May 2019

Informative program

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Dona Maria Jose
23 May 2019

very informative